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The women are the victims here

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Hundreds of photos and videos of naked women used as collateral for loans on a Chinese online lending service were recently leaked onto the web, highlighting regulatory problems in the fast-growing peer-to-peer marketplace.Staying safe online: Young women are vulnerable and they should be protected from exploitation. — EPA


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45,000 left homeless after Indonesia quake

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:17:23 +08:00

Jakarta (AFP) - Tens of thousands of people have been displaced after a devastating earthquake in Indonesia killed more than 100 people, an official said Saturday, leaving communities in ruins as aid trickled into the disaster-stricken province.Some 45,300 Indonesians have been displaced by the 6.5-magnitude quake that struck on December 7, 2016


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How Iran closed the Mosul ‘horseshoe’

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Leaving escape corridor could have shortened battle but Iraqi commanders say presence of civilians has slowed advances.Running to safety: Iraqi displaced people who fled IS militants arriving in Kirkuk to be transported to camps in Iraq. —Reuters


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Lee Jae-yong’s bitter debut

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

IN the eyes of South Koreans, Samsung Electronics Vice-Chairman Lee Jae-yong has it all.Unpleasant experience: Lee arriving for the hearing at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea.


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Duterte faces Davao killings probe

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Manila: Confessed hit man Edgar Matobato asked the Ombudsman to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte for alleged involvement in extrajudicial killings in Davao when he was mayor of the city.


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Yogyakarta university helps promote pluralism

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Yogyakarta (Indonesia): Dozens of hijab-clad students were sitting in groups in the yard of Sanata Dharma Catholic University in Yogyakarta, seemingly in the middle of discussions about their studies.Students learn work on computers in a class during the holy month of Ramadan at the Al-Mukmin Islamic boarding school in Solo, Indonesia Central Java province, August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Beawiharta/Files


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Bomb plot by Indonesian terrorists targeted at Jakarta Presidential Palace

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 14:30:12 +08:00

JAKARTA: The woman arrested by Indonesian anti-terror police in Bekasi, West Java on Saturday with a home-made bomb, had planned to strike at Istana Merdeka in Jakarta on Sunday.Jakarta police spokesman Awi Setiyono showing a photograph of the "rice cooker bomb".ST PHOTO: FRANCIS CHAN.


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German girl donates ‘panda blood’

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:21:13 +08:00

BEIJING: A 21-year-old German girl recently donated her "panda blood", or Rh-negative blood, on two occasions to save a 75-year-old woman in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province.German girl Christa Maria Idel donates her Rh-negative blood to save a 75-year-old woman in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, on Tuesday. Provided To China Daily.


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South Koreans celebrate Park impeachment, but also anxious

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Seoul: Tens of thousands celebrated the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye at a rally in Seoul but amid the euphoria there was lingering anger, and anxiety at the prospect of an extended period of political uncertainty.



Nine die after building collapses in southern India

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

New Delhi: Nine people died after an under-construction building collapsed in southern India but a four-year-old boy and his mother were pulled alive from the rubble, police said.Searching for survivors: Rescuers digging through the rubble of the collapsed building in Hyderabad. — AFP


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